Yankees: 5 under-the-radar free agents the club should consider signing
By Derek McAdam
5. Corey Dickerson
Corey Dickerson is coming off a 2019 season in which he saw his season end prematurely due to a fractured bone in his foot. With Aaron Hicks set to be out long-term due to Tommy John surgery, the Yankees will be a man short in the outfield.
Brett Gardner has already been talking about his return to the Bronx, which will likely make him the everyday center fielder if the Yanks can get him back at a reasonable price. However, if the Yankees decide that Giancarlo Stanton is better off being a DH for most of the season and Clint Frazier is shipped off to another team, the Bombers might want to consider Dickerson, the 30-year-old left fielder.
In 2019, Dickerson hit .304 between the Pirates and the Phillies, slugging 12 home runs and driving in 59 runs. Career-wise, he has a very respectable .286 average and can provide a lefty bat to add the Yanks’ lineup. This will be crucial considering the Yankees are definitely losing Hicks’ bat, and possibly Didi Gregorius’ as well.
The price for Dickerson could be much higher than what the Yanks will be willing to pay considering the dearth of quality available outfielders this winter, but he is still a name that does not pop off the screen.